The Netherlands has decided to reverse its decline in defense spending, spurred on by the situations in the Ukraine and Middle East and the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, with the loss of 196 Dutch citizens. Officials are initially increasing the budget by €300 million euros ($385 million) until 2017 and then €100 million after that. The decision reverses a long decline in Dutch defense spending which has seen The Hague’s budget fall from 2.8% of gross ...


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